PH042 Photographic Practice 3

6 credit points

Course Code PH041

Subject Outline

PH042 Photographic Practice 3


Geoff McGeachin


2 - 2016

Program Director

Sarah Abad


8 weeks


PH041 Photographic Practice 2

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Credit points


Self Study HPW



Subject Description

Photographic Practice 3 expands on previous knowledge and experiences of both location and studio photography. This subject encourages the professional presentation of work with a growing level of individuality, imagination and conceptual sophistication. Great emphasis is put on the quality and standard of work being produced individually.

In the studio, students will be introduced to lighting techniques such as short flash duration for action and performance shots. Lighting for highly reflective and transparent surfaces will be revised through demonstration and practical application. Location briefs will challenge students to strive for highly sophisticated commercial and atmospheric imagery, featuring captivating composition.

The assigned photographic briefs are challenging and structured to create and combine the essential confidence, knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of photographic principles and techniques, as well as people and time management. A greater emphasis will be placed on the creative concepts from start to finish and the final quality of light and atmosphere for each image produced at this level.

To enhance the quality and sophistication of work being produced, students are encouraged to undertake visual research and analysis of major contributors to the profession and investigate their style, approach and professional standards of practice. All research, as well as evidence of concept development and planning is to be documented in The Photographer’s Journal.


Learning outcomes or Competencies

  1. Plan and execute a safe photographic shoot in the studio and on location

  2. Demonstrate a technical proficiency and understanding of sophisticated lighting methods

  3. Utilise technical and conceptual skills to achieve desired results

  4. Exhibit a creative and innovative approach to photographic image making

  5. Successfully manage time and people to achieve desired results

  6. Produce thorough documentation of lighting and experimentation

  7. Undertake visual research and critically analyse findings

  8. Present work in a professional manner, in accord with the requirements of the photographic brief


Assessment Table



Weighting %

Week Due

Learning Outcome


Location Project


3, 5, 7, 9

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


Studio Project


3, 5, 7, 9

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


Location Project


3, 5, 7, 9

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


Studio Project


3, 5, 7, 9

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8







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